The Painters of Lexieville


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$15.00  $13.95
Sharon Darrow
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5.25 X 0.45 X 8.0 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Sharon Darrow was a member of the faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts for over 20 years. She is the award-winning author of books of fiction and poetry for children and young adults. Her poems, short stories, interviews, and personal essays for adults have appeared in literary journals Rhino, Folio, Whetstone, ACM (Another Chicago Magazine), Columbia Poetry Review, Great River Review, Other Voices, The Writer's Chronicle, and in the anthology, In the Middle of the Middle West, Her most recent book for adults is Worlds within Words: Writing and the Writing Life. The Darrow Lecture Series, named in her honor, is held annually in Montpelier, Vermont, with lectures delivered by distinguished authors who are graduates of the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program.


"Darrow seems to get it all right: the church services few of us could ever imagine; the family loyalty even if the families are fractured; the ambivalence of the young people about whether to leave their blighted lives behind or stay with the people and lives they know."--KLIATT

"Without pity or cynicism, Darrow brings a hardscrabble existence up close as she exposes both the good and the bad of America's welfare system. A harrowing, suspenseful, grudgingly hopeful book that will haunt the reader long after its conclusion."--Booklist

"Darrow weaves a story of hope and demonstrates through the characters' lives and actions the power of love. Told in alternating voices by Pert, Jobe, and their mother, this memorable novel has beautiful imagery and is filled with characters who readers will care about."--School Library Journal